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Military Lecture: The Delisle Affair

March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| Admission by donation

Dr. Wesley Wark presents, The Delisle Affair.

A contemporary talk on a major Canadian spy case–the Delisle affair (2011)–involving a Canadian military officer who supplied secrets to the Russians for a four year period.

Offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.

Admission by donation.


Professor Wesley Wark is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa and an instructor at the Centre on Public Management and Policy, where he teaches courses to government officials. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.  He holds a B.A. from Carleton University; an M.A. from Cambridge University; and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. His University career included teaching at McGill, University of Calgary and the University of Toronto, from which retired in 2015. He also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs from its founding in 2007 until 2017.

He served for two terms on the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security (2005-2009) and served on the Advisory Committee to the President of the Canada Border Services Agency from 2006 to 2010. He has appeared before Parliamentary committees on numerous occasions as an invited expert on matters dealing with security and intelligence. He has also served as an expert witness in several matters before the Federal Court of Canada, and before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, including on security certificate cases, Access to Information challenges, and admissibility issues.  He has advised the current government on national security and intelligence issues, including with regard to Bill C59, the new national security framework legislation.

Professor Wark was commissioned to write a classified history of the origins and evolution of the Canadian intelligence community during the Cold War, for the Privy Council Office while serving on an Executive Canada interchange program between 1998-2002.

Professor Wark’s most recent book is an edited volume: Secret Intelligence: A Reader (second edition 2019).  He served as co-director of a research team at the University of Ottawa engaged on a study of the impact of national security and counter-terrorism policies on Canadians since 9/11, funded by Public Safety’s Kanishka Project. He recently completed a commissioned history of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP on its 30th anniversary.  He is currently working on a book on major espionage plots in Canada since 1945. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the journal, Intelligence and National Security, and is a former editor of the journal.

Details

Date:
March 12, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Admission by donation
Event Category:

Organizer

Guelph Museums

Venue

Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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